Dirt biker, 14, killed in crash with truck in Poinciana

A 14-year-old Poinciana boy was killed Friday when his dirt bike hit a large truck, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies identified the victim as Cory Flemming Jr. of Poinciana.

A Deltona man who was driving the tractor-trailer east on Hemlock Avenue told investigators he saw Cory riding on the grass shoulder. As driver Joshua Martinez, 22, passed Flounder Road, the dirt bike hit his truck in front of the rear wheels, he said.

The teenager, who lived nearby, died at the scene.

Martinez and his passenger, Yoamir Figueroa, 20, of Orlando were not hurt.

An investigation is continuing.

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